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overture
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All's Well That Ends Well
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  • I hear there is an overture of peace.
  • You are deceiv’d, my lord; she never saw it: In Florence was it from a casement thrown me, Wrapp’d in a paper, which contain’d the name Of her that threw it: noble she was, and thought I stood engag’d: but when I had subscrib’d To mine own fortune, and inform’d her fully I could not answer in that course of honour As she had made the overture, she ceas’d, In heavy satisfaction, and would never Receive the ring again.

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as in: played the William Tell Overture Define
orchestral music played as an introduction to a longer piece -- especially an opera or oratorio
as in: he made an overture Define
a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
as in: the play's overture Define
any beginning or introduction -- such as a written introduction for a play, poem, or other literary work
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